The Owners and Managers
OWNER Albert Harrison 1916 - 1920 Also controlled The Coronet and Theatre De Luxe in Bridge Street
MANAGER A.N. Ardagh Early twenties Prices 5d to 1/-
By 1925 The Clayton Cinema Company had been formed with Frank Lister as manager. Prices 4d to 9d and these prices were held for over a decade.
In 1932 Roy Firth became the owner and its name was changed to THE RIALTO CINEMA. Firths own sound system was installed, but by 1935, Harrisons sound system was fitted. Will Philips previously of Wilsden Picture House became manager.W.F.G.Philips had been managing director of the Regent Picture Theatre in Manningham Lane from 1914 to 1925. Later owners included Dean and Heggs and Joe Emmotts Dales Cinema's, also controlling the Queens Hall and Thornton Mechanics Picture House. Around 1940 Stanley Lister Proud was chief projectionist. In later years The Rialto was owned by Alfred A Howarth once the assistant projectionist at the Clayton Picture House, The Savoy in Darley St and The Theatre Royal Manningham Lane. He was to buy the Rialto in 1952.